It’s only natural to want to share the beauty and adventure found within North Lake Tahoe with the ones you love the most, including those that walk on four legs. Luckily, this is one of the most dog-friendly destinations in the country! Discover some of our favorite summer, winter, and year-round activities to enjoy with your pooch, as well as our tips for traveling with dogs. If you’re looking for more great North Lake Tahoe attractions, check out our free online Vacation Guide! From our favorite restaurants and breweries to the best equipment rentals in town, you’ll find it all. Access it today to spend less time planning your North Lake Tahoe vacation and more time enjoying it!

How to Have a Dog-Friendly North Lake Tahoe Vacation

Travel Tips

Find Dog-Friendly Accommodations

The most important step to having a fantastic vacation with your pup is finding the perfect dog-friendly accommodations. Luckily, Tahoe Moon Properties has the largest selection around! From properties in Tahoe City to Kings Beach, you’ll find just what you need to have an amazing vacation.

Exercise, Exercise, and More Exercise

A tired dog is a relaxed dog! If your dog has travel anxiety or isn’t an experienced traveler, exercise is the best cure. This is especially important if you plan on crating your dog for the journey. Once your pup has burned off its excess energy, they’ll feel comfortable to relax and snooze during the ride. Luckily, there are plenty of things to do in North Lake Tahoe that will wear your four-legged friend out in no time!

Bring Something From Home

While it’s great to explore new places, many dogs need a comfort item to make them feel more secure in an unknown location. Bring a toy (or two) that smells familiar. Aside from making your pup comfortable, it’ll also keep him or her busy! If you have a high-energy dog, consider purchasing a puzzle toy a couple of weeks before your trip. It’s the perfect tool to occupy your buddy.

Enjoy Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Activities

Visit Page Meadows

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If you’re looking for an easy day hike, head to Page Meadows! This loop trail runs about five miles and is part of the Tahoe National Forest. This is a popular path, meaning that it’s easy to find and easy to walk. You can access this trail by driving down Highway 89 from Tahoe City and turning right on Pine Street. From there, veer right to Tahoe Park Heights Drive and continue up the steep hill (make sure your car has the right type of tires for this climb). Turn right on Big Pine Drive and then take the first left onto Silvertip Drive. The unmarked trail is found at the end of Silvertip. Park here and just follow the footprints to have a wonderful day of hiking with your best friend.

Tahoe City Winter Sports Park

If you’re visiting North Lake Tahoe during the colder season, head to Tahoe City Winter Sports Park! Here, well-behaved and on-leash dogs are welcome to join their owners on the snowshoe loop. This park also includes cross-country trails and a brand new ice rink. This is the perfect destination for families with small children.

Alibi Ale Works

North Lake Tahoe is home to some outstanding breweries, some of which are pet-friendly! After a day of fun and exercise, nothing feels better than unwinding with a delicious beer. Head to Alibi Ale Works, a local craft brewery enjoyed by dogs and humans alike. They offer a wide selection of rotating beers, all brewed using the waters of Lake Tahoe! Dogs visiting the brewery are required to be on-leash and well-trained.

Tahoe Cross Country Center

dog-friendly north lake tahoeFor a day of cross-country skiing, head to Tahoe Cross Country Center. There are 21 trails in total, including eight kilometers of dog-friendly trails that are great for the whole family. Leashes are required at the trailhead or the parking lot, but once you get on the route, your pup is permitted to go off-leash. However, you need to keep your dog close and under voice command. And as always, remember to clean up any “presents” left behind!

Waterman’s Landing

Waterman’s Landing is the perfect year-round hangout for dogs and humans alike. It’s located in Carnelian Bay and is a must for any pups who want to go for a swim, roll around in the snow, or make new friends! Waterman’s Landing offers paddleboard, kayak, canoe, and outrigger rentals.

Stay with Tahoe Moon Properties

Are you ready to have the best dog-friendly North Lake Tahoe getaway? The first step is booking a gorgeous rental from Tahoe Moon Properties. Browse through our extensive selection of dog-friendly homes and find the one that is perfect for you. We look forward to having you!